6 Unaccompanied Children Rescued at Sea by Spain (News)

The Spanish Civil Guard rescued six boys, five of whom were between the ages of 10 and 12 and the sixth claimed to be 16.  They were found south of the Isla de Tarifa.  The boys were traveling alone in a small boat that was attempting to reach Spain.   They are thought to be North African.

According to the EFE news service “boats carrying only children have become more common in recent years because minors reaching Spain are taken to special holding centers and not sent home.”

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